Event Information


The Pendle 600 starts and finishes in the village of West Bradford, Lancashire. The village of West Bradford is situated about 2-miles north of the town of Clitheroe. Event HQ is the village hall. The event starts at 06:00 am on Saturday 08 June 2019, when cyclists from all over the UK will tackle the challenging 612 km route.



By car:

West Bradford village is situated about 2-miles north of Clitheroe, Lancashire, easily accessible by following the A59 from Preston/Skipton.

Free parking will be available in the village hall car-park for the duration of the event. Please note the organiser is not responsible for your vehicle and/or their contents during the event.

By train:

The nearest railway station is Clitheroe (2-miles). However, be advised there are no trains on the morning of the event. Travellers arriving by train are advised to arrive the night before and book some accommodation somewhere (see below for further details about this).


There aren’t many hotels in and around Clitheroe. The nearest Premier Inn’s are Blackburn north-west, A59 (15-miles) and Burnley (15-miles). http://www.premierinn.com

The nearest Travelodges are Burnley, jcn 10, M65 (15-miles); Blackburn,  jcn 4, M65 (14-miles), Preston (16-miles) and Skipton (18-miles). http://www.travelodge.co.uk

The nearest Mercure hotels are Foxfields Country Hotel, Billington (9-miles) and The Dunkenhalgh Hotel near Clayton-le-Moors (11-miles). http://www.accorhotels.com

The nearest Holiday Inn’s are Burnley, jcn 10, M65 (10-miles) and Preston (16-miles). http://www.ichotels.com

The nearest IBIS is located at junction 1, M55, Preston north (19-miles). http://www.accorhotels.com


There are 8-controls on the event. Riders should obtain a till receipt from any shop/cafe, or ATM slip out of a hole in t’ wall at every control except Langwathby – the night control (see below). All the controls provide the opportunity to purchase food and drink. All the controls are listed below:

Ripon  75 km  (open 08:30 – 11:00)

The petrol station/Spar just north of the city market square as per route sheet is normally used.

Robin Hood’s Bay  171 km  (open 11:42 – 17:34)

Candy’s Cafe – overlooking the bay – is normally used.

Stokesley  220 km  (open  13:20 – 20:40)

Best is the Jet garage beside the roundabout as per route-sheet.

Barnard Castle  274 km  (open  15:08 – 00:16)

The BP petrol station by-passed on the way in is normally used, providing a tea/coffee machine. Plenty of take-aways and pizza places in the town centre.

Hexham  333 km  (open:  17:06 – 04:12)

The “pizza stop”. There aren’t many other places open in Hexham after midnight. If early enough, some riders opt for a slight detour off the route to the Tesco which closes at midnight.

Langwathby  392 km  (open:  19:04 – 08:08)

Staffed control, with food and basic sleeping facilities (airbeds) provided. Shower and bag drop also available. All included in entry fee.

Seascale  478 km  (open:  21:56 – 13.52)

Pudding Lane Cafe is normally used.

Carnforth  559 km  (open: 00:38 – 19:16)

You’ll have a choice of grabbing a till receipt from the petrol station or opting for a sit down in the Truckhaven, which serves food. Truckhaven is open Sunday 07:00 am – 11:00 pm.


Basic sleeping facilities will be available at the Langwathby control at 391 km. This will be in the form of airbeds in a quiet back room.


A shower is available at the Langwathby control. Towels will be provided.


A bag drop to Langwathby control is included in the entry fee. Please ensure your drop bag contains:

  • No liquids
  • No sharp objects
  • No glass bottles
  • Nothing fragile/breakable
  • Nothing requiring refrigeration

Your drop bag will be returned to the finish control for you to collect on Sunday!


The finish control will be open from about 3:00 pm (Sunday) onwards. Refreshments, typically sandwiches and cakes along with tea/coffee will be available at the finish.

No rider will be credited with a finishing time under 20-hours, 20 minutes!

Your brevet card will be retained by the organiser for validation. Sometime later, your brevet card will be returned to you through the post.